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Sustainable Work 5th April 2016

Ray Doyle
Paul Woods

Ray is a Dublin based creative director, photographer and filmmaker. Long working hours are something that have long been taken for granted in the creative industry. In your experience, is this still the case and do you expect …

Record 15th March 2016

Stephen Averill – U2
Eamon Spelman

There are a handful of designers who have a longstanding relationship or association with one organisation or group. Vignelli’s work for Knoll or Peter Saville and New Order usually come to mind but Stephen Averill’s work for U2 spans nearly…

Sustainable Work 8th March 2016

Introduction
Paul Woods

Sustainable working in the creative industry: An impossible myth? How many hours did you work today? Ten? Twelve? More? And last weekend? How many then? As a designer, you’ve been always felt privileged that you get to do …

Sustainable Work 8th March 2016

Steven Cook
Paul Woods

Interview 1: Steven Cook Partner and Creative director Edenspiekermann, Berlin Long working hours are something that are taken for granted by many in the creative …

Modern Practice 2nd March 2016

Modern Practice: Kasia Ozmin
Kasia Ozmin

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? If I had to tweet the answer I’d say: “Worked really hard, always asked questions and desperately tried to keep the standards high.” But since you…

Modern Practice 23rd February 2016

Modern Practice: Seán Mongey
Seán Mongey

What’s your background? How did you get to where you are? When I was in school I thought I wanted to be an animator, then did a transition year placement in a graphic design agency and wasn’t into it. So I applied to …

Modern Practice 2nd February 2016

Modern Practice: WeMakeDesign
Nik Dillon

What’s your background? How did you get to where you are? We both graduated from National College of Art & Design with a Visual Communications degree, way back when. We’ve about 20 years experience each, working here …

21st January 2016

Welcoming a new Professional Panel
David Wall

We’re delighted to welcome our new Professional Panel. Their task is to review all submissions, and determine the long-list that will live on the site and be in the running for inclusion in the annual Archive Selection. With the …

Record 18th January 2016

Alan Aboud — Design Practice
Eamon Spelman

For the last 25 years, Alan Aboud has worked extensively with innovative fashion, beauty, fragrance and lifestyle brands, including Paul Smith, Zara, Levi's, H&M, River Island and Neal's Yard Remedies. Last month, Eamon Spelman talked to him …

Record 10th December 2015

Alan Aboud – Paul Smith
Eamon Spelman

“A very generous man with his time” is how Alan Aboud describes his client, the fashion designer, Paul Smith. Their working relationship started after Alan graduated …

Events 26th November 2015

Face Forward's First Outing
Aideen McCole

‘In comparison to other disciplines typography is noticeably under-theorised, and we believe this has had the effect of limiting the status of the practice in a number of spheres. As a consequence, concrete theoretical or methodological positions for …

13th November 2015

Designing the Web Summit
Aideen McCole

With more than 40,000 people from all over the world attending its sold out final outing in Dublin last week, designing the Web Summit – along with a host of other conferences around the world annually – can…

Modern Practice 13th November 2015

Modern Practice: Lara Hanlon
Lara Hanlon

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? Okay so my design background doesn’t have much of a history as of yet. In 2013 I graduated from the Design in Visual Communications programme at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, …

13th November 2015

Criticism in Irish Design
Simon Sweeney

From the smallest freelance operations to the fully fledged studios, there is a mindset that almost totally permeates Irish graphic design. We are all affected by it. It is a mindset that gives birth to many ideas, namely; we are a small, tightly-knit …

Modern Practice 13th November 2015

Modern Practice: JP Hartnett
John-Patrick Hartnett

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? I first studied at IADT where my ideas…

Modern Practice 12th November 2015

Modern Practice - Paul Woods
Paul Woods

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? After finishing high school, I had the naive notion that I wanted to be an artist, so I went to study fine art at the National College of Art and Design. After quickly …

Events 20th October 2015

Offset Goes Offshore: London 2015
Aideen McCole

Six years ago Offset was a wild idea for a totally new creative conference in Liberty Hall. Last April saw the conference's sixth edition, with over 2,500 attendees from Ireland and overseas descending on Bord G…

15th October 2015

Designing Open House Dublin
Aideen McCole

For the first in a series looking at the graphic design work created for cultural, entertainment and sporting events in Ireland, we chat with Dublin design studio Conor & David about their ongoing work for the Irish Architecture Foundation's …

Modern Practice 15th October 2015

Kathryn Wilson

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? I'm from just outside Belfast and at 18 I got accepted onto the Central Saint Martins foundation course so I left school and moved to London. It was a really big change…

Modern Practice 13th October 2015

Modern Practice - The Project Twins
Michael Fitzerald

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? We both studied visual …

Modern Practice 1st October 2015

Modern Practice: Wayne Daly
Wayne Daly

What’s your background? How did you get to where you are?

 I was born in Kilkenny and grew up in Wexford town (with a stint on the south coast of England in-between). Early interests in graphic design and …

Modern Practice 16th September 2015

Sue Murphy

What's your background? I got hooked on the internet when I was even shorter than I am now and started making websites. During my summer holidays from school I used to take classes in digital media at a college in Cork, basically …

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